Actual print is 425 x 508 mm (16 3/4 x 20 inches) See images attached for more info
Owned by the late ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, and acquired at the Christie's (New York) sale of his estate in 1995
This is an antique early 19th century, Victorian era, hand colored and framed aquatint print that was produced by the German engraver Johann Friedrich Jügel (1772 - 1833). The image itself is a reproduction image by Jügel of a painting by German artist Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781 - 1841). The Jügel print is based on a set design painting entitled Die Jungrau von Orleans by Schinkel. The image was a proposed set design for the play, Die Jungrau von Orleans, or the Maid of Orleans by Friedrich Schiller (1759 - 1805). The auction sale price in 1995 of $1610 against a $400 - $600 estimate was driven primarily by provenance, or the history of past ownership. This was previously owned by famed Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev (1938 - 1993). 1995 was during a height of the art market and Nureyev was still a mainstream pop culture figure. The market has changed since then and this print may possibly not exceed the sale price from that sale.